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Tue., Dec. 16, 2008, 1:35 p.m.

IVA Declares War-On-Xmas Win

Two weeks ago, "Christmas" was virtually absent at Costco's website and stores. But thanks to the volume of emails and complaints the cRight-click here to download pictures. To help protect your privacy, Outlook prevented automatic download of this picture from the Internet. ompany received when the American Family Association exposed their holiday purge, receptionists now answer the phone at corporate headquarters with "Merry Christmas," and Christmas is now featured on their website and email promotions. Boise's Costco has a banner announcing the sale of "Christmas" trees at its front entrance, and although "holiday" shows up much more frequently than "Christmas" on merchandise displays inside the store, the store has an entire retail island devoted to paintings of Jesus Christ. So I suppose we can cut them some slack over their "holiday" cards/Bryan Fischer , Idaho Values Alliance. More here .

Question: Are you celebrating Costco's change of mind, too?



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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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